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August 2005Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-029

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A Digital World of Pavements

A world of pavement information is now available with one click at The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) new topic-based Web site is the one-stop destination for information on everything from pavement design and construction to maintenance and rehabilitation.

Visitors can select a specific topic, such as design, or choose a focus area, such as "Optimize pavement performance," "Advanced quality system," "Pavement surface characteristics," or "Environmental stewardship." Also featured are listings for publications, software, upcoming conferences and events, and workshops and training, including National Highway Institute courses. Additional options for site users include looking up technical guidance and technology transfer resources, as well as information on pavement research.

Site visitors can also find links to pavement-related communities of practice, such as one on the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (see article, page 8). A list of links to other useful Web sites offers related sites in the categories of asphalt, concrete, recycling, and the Long-Term Pavement Performance program.

The site's comprehensive list of contacts include FHWA staff across the country, as well as State highway agencies' key personnel and contacts at various industry associations.

For information on specific pavement subjects, please contact the individuals listed by topic on the Web site. For more information on FHWA's topic-based Web sites, contact Bob Hayes at FHWA, 202-366-4970 (email: A topic-based site is also available for hydraulics engineering (, with additional sites for other program areas under development.

A screenshot of Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Pavements homepage.

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